Some accidents last only a few seconds but nonetheless cause permanent harm. For example, some people are involved in incidents that cause severe concussions that irreparably alter many aspects of their lives. Typically, severe concussions are caused by careless acts, and people who negligently cause other people to suffer injuries should be held liable for their carelessness. The Boca Raton concussion injury lawyers at The Grife Law Firm regularly assist people suffering from severe concussions in the pursuit of damages, and if you engage our services, we will fight tenaciously to help you protect your rights.Causes and Consequences of Severe Concussions
Concussions are usually caused by blunt force. For example, in many car accidents, a person’s head will strike the seat or another part of the car, and the force of the impact will cause a concussion. Similarly, boating and jet ski accidents often cause concussions. Falls also often produce sufficient force to cause concussions, especially falls from elevated heights. Not all concussions are caused by accidents, though, since criminal assaults often cause traumatic brain injuries, including concussions.
While many concussions are minor and require little if any treatment, some concussions are severe and cause grave and lasting harm. Severe concussions can cause migraine headaches, vision disturbances, dizziness, nausea, tinnitus, behavioral changes, and difficulty maintaining balance. Severe concussions frequently cause cognitive issues as well, including memory loss and difficulty concentrating or speaking. Our concussion injury attorneys can help Boca Raton residents and other South Florida victims pursue compensation for any of these conditions.Seeking Compensation for Severe Concussions
Severe concussions often require costly medical care and can reduce a person’s ability to earn an income. As a result, many people who sustain severe concussions seek compensation from the person or entity responsible for their injuries. Generally, regardless of the specific facts that brought about a person’s harm, the injured person will be required to prove negligence to recover damages.
An injured person alleging negligence must typically show that another party had a duty to act with reasonable care and breached the duty. For example, reckless driving or a failure to maintain a safe property are careless acts that may be considered a breach of the duty to operate with due care. Also, the injured person must show that the breach was a contributing factor in causing the concussion and that the concussion would not have occurred if the duty had not been breached. Notably, even if the injured person was partially responsible for the incident that caused the concussion, they may still be owed compensation. Florida Statutes Section 768.81(2) states that the contributory fault of an injured person will diminish their recovery of damages in proportion to their degree of fault, but it does not bar recovery.
After proving liability, the injured person and their Boca Raton concussion injury attorney must also establish the damages that were sustained because of the concussion. Damages in a severe concussion lawsuit usually consist of the cost of any medical treatment needed for the concussion, including therapy, prescriptions, and hospitalization, as well as the cost of treatment that the injured person will need in the future. Damages may also include lost wages if the injured person cannot work or has a reduced work capacity due to his or her injuries. Damages usually include intangible harm as well, such as emotional trauma, suffering, and pain caused by the injury. If the person who suffered the concussion was married when the concussion occurred, the harm to the marital relationship due to the concussion might be covered by damages as well.Meet with an Experienced Boca Raton Attorney
Severe concussions often cause a variety of damages, including emotional and financial harm. If you or someone you love suffered a severe concussion, it is in your best interest to contact an attorney to discuss your options for seeking redress. The experienced brain injury attorneys at The Grife Law Firm take pride in helping injured people protect their rights, and we will advocate aggressively on your behalf to help you seek a favorable result. Our concussion injury lawyers assist people in Boca Raton as well as in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Miami. We can be contacted via our online form or at 855-998-0770 to set up a conference.